AP tries to rein in the bloggers

They’re claiming that links to Associated Press stories violate fair use: Tom Curley, The A.P.’s president and chief executive, said the company’s position was that even minimal use of a news article online required a licensing agreement with the news organization that produced it. In an interview, he specifically cited references that include a headline […]

Even firing Bernazard is crazy

Reader Brian is watching the press conference: For those unable to watch the press conference, this is completely amazing. Adam Rubin of the Daily News did most of the reporting on Bernazard and Minaya just said that Rubin has lobbied in the past for a job with the Mets in player development. So they have […]

Are athletes taking fewer PEDs these days?

Buried in a somewhat yawn-inducing story about SuperFed Jeff Novitsky’s quest to serve search warrants on every man, woman and child in the United States by 2016, is an interesting quote from the BALCO-riffic Victor Conte: “I don’t believe competitive athletes are using designer steroids now. They’re too easily detected – they have too many […]

Tony Bernazard is shown the door

No word on if he challenged the door to a fight: Mets VP for player development Tony Bernazard has been fired, multiple sources with ties to the organization confirmed to the Daily News. The move is expected to be made official at a press conference at Citi Field this afternoon. I can’t recall ever hearing […]

My Morning in Exile

A day on which saying that Rickey Henderson came off as humble is probably only the third most controversial thing I said: All hail Henderson! All do your best to accept Rice! Pete Rose and the Hall of Fame: wanna bet the over/under on the number of comments this post will bring? Wait, that’s what […]

And That Happened

Phillies 9, Cardinals 2: Trading for Matt Holliday is all Wellemeyer and good, but you gotta pitch too. Despite their new bauble, the Cards drop two of three to the Phils, and find themselves knocked out of first place because . . . Cubs 5, Reds 2: The Cubbies are on fire. I was a […]